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No one doubts the acting abilities of Sir Anthony Hopkins, and now that the first image of him in full makeup as Alfred Hitchcock has been released, we’re even more excited to see him portray the iconic director in the upcoming film Hitchcock. Check it out!

People just posted the image you see below, and we’d be hard pressed to think of anyone else who might do the part justice.

Along with Academy Award® winner Hopkins as Hitchcock, the film stars another Oscar winner, Dame Helen Mirren, as his wife, Alma. Sacha Gervasi, whose big screen debut Anvil! The Story of Anvil won the 2010 Best Documentary Feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards, directs from a screenplay by John McLaughlin, revisions by Ryan Murphy, Stephen Rebello, and Sacha Gervasi, based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck of Montecito Pictures are producing along with Tom Thayer and Alan Barnette. Ali Bell and Richard Middleton are executive producers. The film is co-financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Cold Spring Pictures.

Hitchcock will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Claudia Lewis, President of Production, and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production, are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.

The film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary, Peggy, Michael Wincott as Ed Gein, Kurtwood Smith as Geoffrey Shurlock, Richard Portnow as Barney Balaban, Ralph Macchio as Psycho screenwriter Joe Stefano, and Danny Huston as Whitfield Cook.

First Look at Anthony Hopkins in Character as Hitchcock

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The critically acclaimed horror-comedy Better Watch Out debuted on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Holiday cheer and Home Alone get a decidedly dark spin when a babysitter must protect her charges from a terrifying home invasion. Directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), Better Watch Out stars Olivia Dejonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, and Dacre Montgomery with Patrick Warburton Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen. Bonus materials include a making-of featurette and a special insert holiday card.

Better Watch Out has a runtime of approximately 89 minutes and is rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, crude sexual references, drug and alcohol use – all involving teens.

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